Blacks Harbour will receive $291,322 in Funding under CWWF

February 20 , 2017 - Blacks Harbour, NB

Mayor Teresa James, MP Karen Ludwig and Hon. Rick Doucet today announced that Blacks Harbour will receive a total of $291,322 in federal and provincial funding under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.  The municipality will undertake two projects this year that will benefit the community.

The first project announced will improve the aeration system at the wastewater treatment plant which will decrease energy consumption, reduce green house gas emissions and more easily facilitate regular maintenance, all of which will result in a long-term cost savings to the municipality.   The second project announced will see the installation on new water and sewer lines to a piece of municipal property on Main Street that will be available for future housing and development.

The successful awards under this program have allowed the municipality to leverage a total investment of $97,110 to complete a total of $388,432 of work, without impacting the tax rate or water and sewer rate.

Province Announces changes to SEED summer employment

The Province released details on the new Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) summer employment program on Friday, February 3, 2017.  Students must apply by the March 31, 2017 deadline in order to be entered into the lottery for a voucher.  For more information on the program click here.

Do you need a family doctor ?  register with patient connect NB

The Village of Blacks Harbour is encouraging anyone in our community and the surrounding area in need of a family doctor to register with Patient Connect NB.  This service allows the government to assess the need for doctors in and around the province.  You can register on-line by clicking here or by calling Tele-Care at 8-1-1.

Village Council holds the Line on 2017 Taxes and Utility Rates 

During the Regular Meeting of Council on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Council set the budget for 2017.  The municipal tax rate will remain the same at $1.5585 and residential utility rates will also remain the same at $477 per year (for both water and sewer).  This is the fourth straight year that Council has been able to hold the line on the tax rate.  


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